Relaxing on the beach…

I just came back from a nice family camping trip to Wasaga Beach ! No internet, TV or even stamping!!! We had a great relaxing time! Now, to stay on the “beach” theme, I would like to share with you this card I made for my dad’s birthday. I used the beautiful stamp set “Wetlands“, combined with the “Faux Tear” technique.

Wetlands - Julie Olivier

To achieve a “faux tear” look, you need a piece of scrap paper that you tear and use as a mask to sponge this “rough edge”.

Here’s a great tip: Use the 2-Way glue pen to make your own “sticky note”. If you put some glue on the torn edge and let it dry first, it will still be sticky but you will be able to remove it after, just like a sticky note. So your torn paper will stay put as you sponge over it and it will make your life much easier!!!

On my card, I used Crumb Cake, Baked Brown Sugar and Soft Suede for the sand and Pool Party, Coastal Cabana and Lost Lagoon for the sky. The goose was stamped on a different piece of Whisper White card stock and cut around. I colored it using the Stampin’ Markers Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Basic Black. I used the White Signo gel pen to add some white on my little birds in the background.


Stamp set: Wetlands, Une pensée pour ta fête (French version of Remembering Your Birthday)

CS and paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake and Island Indigo

Ink:  Black Memento ink, Crumb Cake, Baked Brown Sugar, Soft Suede, Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Lost Lagoon; Stampin’ Markers: Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Basic Black. White uni-ball Signo Gel Pen

Other: 2-Way glue pen, Sponge Daubers

Faux Leather look makes great Masculine Cards!

I showed this technique at my last Stamping club night. This technique is great for masculine cards! I used the image from “Wetlands” to make my card. The leather look is achieved by sponging 4 colors on Crumb Cake card stock: Crush Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede and Chocolate Chip. (See instructions below.)

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  • Crumb Cake card stock, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Mossy Meadow
  • Deco Labels Collection Framelits die, Honeycomb embossing folder
  • Ink pads and sponge daubers for the following colors: Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip
  • Black ink pad
  • Stamp “Wetlands” and Hardwood
  • Stylus and Stampin’ Pierce Mat (or another foam mat)


  1. Cut the Crumb Cake card stock with the Deco Label Framelit die.

  2. Stamp your image with Black ink. Place the card stock on the Pierce mat and use the stylus to roughly trace the image. This will make like an “embossing” look of the image.

  3. Sponge Crushed Curry ink with the sponge dauber. Sponge Pumpkin Pie ink.

  4. Starting on the edges and fading in, sponge Soft Suede and Chocolate Chip ink.

Watercolor Wonder Designer Note Cards make great cards in no time!

Today’s project is made with the Watercolor Wonder Designer Note Cards and the Happy Watercolor stamp set. This card was put together literally in only minutes!

The Watercolor Wonder Designer Note Cards are printed cards on Watercolor paper. You have a perfect background pre-made for you! Simply stamp an image, add a greeting and voilà! These cards come in package of 20 and include 4 each of 5 designs. (Item #133362, $15.95) The envelopes are also included! This is a new item from the Occasion mini-catalogue. See it on p.22. To order it, click here!

Happy Watercolor notecard

Here’s the 5 designs that are included in the kit:

Watercolor Wonder Notecards

Material for the card:

Stamp set: Happy Watercolor, Wetlands (for the greeting)

CS and paper: Watercolor Wonder Designer Note Cards, Very Vanilla and Melon Mambo card stock

Ink: Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Gumball Green, Daffodil Delight Stampin’marker, Black StazOn ink.

Tools: Blender pen, Large Oval punch, Modern Label punch, Dimensionals.


1. Take one printed Watercolor Wonder Designer Note Card and stamp the orchid flower (from Happy Watercolor stamp set) in StazOn black ink. Color the flowers centers with Daffodil Delight Marker. Then, with your blender pen color the rest of the flowers using the ink on the lid of your ink pad (Gumball Green and Melon Mambo).  Tip: when working with the Blender pen, the color will be darker at the beginning and will fade out as you color. So start to color in the center of the flower and move you way to the outer edges.

3. Use the “little dots” stamp (from Happy Watercolor stamp set) and randomly stamp a few times on the background with Pink Pirouette ink.

2. Stamp the Greeting with Melon Mambo ink on Very Vanilla card stock. Use the Large Oval punch to cut. Use the Modern Label punch to cut a label in Melon Mambo card stock. Adhere the Oval  on top of the Melon Mambo label. Use dimensionals to adhere to the card.

Thankful Tablescape Kit Thank You Card

This is my fifth project made with the Thankful Tablescape Simply Created kit! It’s another Thank you card. That’s one that we made at my last Stamping club night! We learn about the “Stumping” technique, which works so well with this Magnificient Maple stamp! For this technique, you need to color your stamp with Markers, starting with the lighter color. Then take darker colors and tap on the stamp randomly. Repeat with more colors if you want. For this particular card, I used Crush Curry, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie and Soft Suede.

If you want to learn cool Stamping Techniques, join me on our next Stamping club night, October 8, at 7:00. (Registration required.)

For the background of this card, I used paper from the kit, (the nice Birch Bark paper!) and other piece of designer papers included. The greeting is from “Wetlands” stamp set.


Tablescape Club card


stamp set: Magnificient Maple, Wetlands

CS and paper: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Sweather Weather Designer Series paper, Designer paper from the Thankful Tablescape Simply Created kit

Ink: Early Espresso, Crush Curry, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede Stampin’ Markers

Tools: 2-1/2″ Circle punch


Wetlands Sunset

I told you I liked this stamp set! Wetlands is one of my favorite new stamp set! To make this card, I used the Apothecary Framelits as a mask and sponged the sky with Soft Sky, Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral. For the water I sponged with Island Indigo. I stamped the goose with Black StazOn and colored it with the Markers. The wheat was stamped with the new In-Color Brown Sugar. The greeting was heat embossed with Black embossing powder.

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Stamp set: Wetlands
CS and Paper: Marina Mist, Natural White
Ink: Brown Sugar, Soft Sky, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, Black StazOn, Versamark, Black Embossing powder.
Tools: Big Shot, Apothecary Framelits, sponge, 3/4″ Circle punch, heat tool

“Wetlands”: my new favorite stamp set!

Have you notice this set in the new catalogue on p.69?  If you like birds and wild goose like me, you’ll fall in love with that set!  But what’s even better is that it also has 3 beautiful (and very useful) greetings and it’s only $20.95 for the clear stamps!!!  What a great value!

Here’s the Wetland stamp set: Email me if you want to order it!


Here’s the card I made. For the background, I used a really cool technique! I used the Clear Block “E” that I colored directly with the markers. (That’s right, color you whole block!) I used Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Crumb Cake and So Saffran Markers. Then you take a spray bottle (Stampin’ Spitzer bottle works just perfect!) and you mist the whole block with water. “Stamp” your card stock with the block and let dry before stamping the rest. When the card stock was completely dried, I stamped the goose with StazOn black ink and colored it with the markers.



Stamp set: Wetland, Simples esquisses

CS and paper: Marina Mist, Whisper White, Basic Black

Ink: Black StazOn,Stampin’ Markers: Soft Sky, Marina Mist, So Saffran, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand, Basic Gray. Craft White ink.